Catherine Grealish is from Donegal in Ireland and has lived in Aotearoa New Zealand for two years. She studied Drama at Ulster University, writes short stories as a hobby and shares them on her blog. She has worked as a stage manager, a lighting designer and a technician. She currently works as a technician at Raye Freedman Arts Centre. She has worked in the stage management team for Pop Up Globe’s Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing (2019), Richard III, Taming of the Shrew (2018), ATC's Black Lover and Winding Up tour, and for Terra Nova Productions, C21 Theatre Company, Young at Art, and Walk The Plank. She also worked as a scenic assistant on Emilia (2020). In Belfast NI, Catherine worked as a technical manager at the Rainbow Factory School of Performing Arts and a theatre technician at The MAC.
"Working on The Haka Party Incident has been incredibly rewarding. I’ve learnt so much about Māori culture, and I hope to continue that learning after this process. Working closely on the script with Katie has been a new challenge and one that I’ve really enjoyed. This is the first verbatim play I have worked on. I can see the importance of it, speaking the same words as the storytellers makes the piece